Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-1-2009

Journal or Book Title

Canadian Journal of Animal Science

Volume

89

Issue

1

First Page

91

Last Page

95

DOI

10.4141/CJAS08103

Abstract

Wheat-based diets with or without wheat distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) were tested with or without supplementary xylanase (4000 U kg-1 feed) in a 2 2 factorial arrangement. In eight ileal-cannulated barrows, xylanase improved the apparent ileal digestibility of energy and threonine in wheat (P < 0.05), but not in wheat DDGS diets (P > 0.10). Xylanase did not affect total tract digestibility of energy or P (P > 0.10). In 72 grower-finisher pigs, xylanase did not increase growth performance of pigs fed either wheat or wheat DDGS (P > 0.10). The differential response of supplementary xylanase to wheat versus wheat DDGS diets indicates that the arabinoxylans in wheat DDGS did not match the specific xylanase activity.

Comments

This article is published as Widyaratne, G. P., J. F. Patience, and R. T. Zijlstra. "Effect of xylanase supplementation of diets containing wheat distiller's dried grains with solubles on energy, amino acid and phosphorus digestibility and growth performance of grower-finisher pigs." Canadian journal of animal science 89, no. 1 (2009): 91-95. doi:10.4141/CJAS08103. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Canadian Science Publishing

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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